The popularity of the Harry Potter saga and the Harry Potter universe didn’t end with the last film! Many fans continue to pore over the books, dreaming of another world where anything is possible. To keep the magic alive, Charlotte Kyriakou (an English mother, 31) launched into a 18 month long project, rejuvenating her dining room in Shrewsbury, England, wizard style, much to the delight of her husband Andrew, 39, but also Kyriacos, 6, Maximus, 4, and Eleni, 3!
It was while visiting the impressive Warner Brothers studio that Charlotte Kyriakou had the seed of an idea. Her project? To create a dining room inspired by the Harry Potter films. She started buying every sort of item that looked as if it came straight out of the universe of Harry Potter: hats, wands and even a fake owl! They even bought some of the original props from the film. “We have one of the letters thrown through the fire place which we bought from a dealer, which cost us about £200. We also have a witch in a jar which was from Professor Lupin’s office in the third film. That cost £350.”
As well as buying decorations, the family started major works to facilitate the transformation. For example, the husband made the wooden panels to line the walls himself. The beautiful limestone floor and fake stone walls also counted for a huge part of the works and a huge part of the budget, which cost overall around £13,000.
The room can’t accommodate as many people as the room in the film, but in December 2015, no less than 22 people were seated around the dinner table. Not too bad!
The exterior, which reveals nothing of the treasures inside.
An innovative idea from the parents: placing an iPad in a frame to create the paintings which move and interact with the students in the film.
The magic never ends for the three little wizards!
Video showing the results:
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